PG-13 | 2h 16min | Action, Crime, Thriller | 14 April 2017 (USA)
Just watched The Fate of the Furious opening on April 14. Now, time to criticize the movie. Don’t worry I will not spoil the film. (Maybe) The Fate of the Furious, Furious 8 or Fast and Furious 8 whatever you want to call this movie, an entertaining movie, but it could have been better. Don’t expect to win an Oscar, but expect to sell lots of tickets. I am sure the audience will still enjoy the movie despite of many flaws.
The Fate of the Furious starts with Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto on his honeymoon with his bride Michelle Rodriguez as Letty in Havana, Cuba. The honeymoon is cut short when a hacker terrorist named Charlize Theron as Cipher seduces him to go rouge against his family, friends and teammates, who are confused of his sudden betrayal.
The best part about the movie is the rivalry between Rock vs. Statham, whose love-hate relationship evolves from hating each other as prison inmates to mutual admiration. It is interesting to see their bromance interaction and how Hobbs was upset when he heard that Deckard died from Dom’s shot. I really wanted to see more of Deckard character.
The opening street race in Cuba is random, many of the women dressed very revealing, showing too much leg. Especially the race starter lady, the camera angle is low enough that you can see her underskirt. Amazing race by the way when Dom wins the race nearly killing himself. Great way to start the movie.
The weird part of The Fate Of The Furious is when most of the cars in the city are hacked by Cipher to blockade NYPD. The self-driving cars action look fake when all of them are heading the same direction. The performance by Charlize Theron as Cipher is amazing. She should at least be nominated for best villain.
The producers have succeeded in providing cool action scenes to entertain the audience, but the movie would be even better if the plot is equally as good. I guess they want to be able to sell tickets fast to cover over $500 million for movie props.
In conclusion, the movie wasn’t bad despite of its flaws, but at least I enjoyed the movie. Highly recommended for action movie seekers. The Fate of the Furious is already in theaters. Get movie tickets in advance from Fandango here. Or, save up to 60% on Movie Tickets and Concessions with Dealflicks here.